Flash Fiction Intensive - Open Enrollment

Learn to write flash fiction. Write 12 stories in 4 weeks. Enroll anytime.

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Do you want to learn to write flash fiction? Flash fiction--very short stories-- are just as fun to write as they are to read. Writing flash fiction is also a great way to break into publishing. In the four-week flash fiction intensive, you will read and write stories of 750 words or fewer.

What you get in the Flash Fiction Intensive:

  • A new video and written lesson every week
  • Daily reading suggestions and writing prompts
  • You will write at least three flash fictions per week for four weeks.
  • You will receive instructor feedback on a total of four stories (one story per week).
  • No live sessions - proceed through the lessons when it is convenient for you
  • Although the course is designed to be completed over four weeks, you will have access to all of the materials for six months, so you can work at the pace that best fits your schedule.
  • In week 4, you will learn how and where to submit your flash fiction.

If you've ever wanted to write short stories, but don't think you have the time, or if you've heard about flash fiction but don't really know what it is, this class is for you!

Recommended Texts

These books are completely optional. All of the Daily Readings can be found online.

Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose Forms, edited by Alan Ziegler

Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories, edited by James Thomas and Robert Shapard

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts the moment you enroll. You will have access to all of the materials for six months.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access to this course for six months.

Your Instructor

Michelle Richmond
Michelle Richmond

Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels and two award-winning story collections. Her books have been published in 30 languages. She has taught in the Masters of Fine Arts programs in creative writing at the University of San Francisco and California College of the Arts and has served as Distinguished Visiting Writer at St. Mary's College of Moraga, Bowling Green State University, and Notre Dame de Namur University. She has also designed and taught novel writing courses online for Stanford Continuing Studies. She is the founder and publisher of Fiction Attic Press.

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